The science of cup stacking: a review of how prior research “stacks up”

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christopher K. Rhea, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Sport stacking is used in more than 10,000 physical education, after school, and sports programs. Once considered a recreational activity, the sport now has state and national competitions. Sport stacking manufacturers claim the sport of sport stacking positively promotes hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and bilateral proficiency. Although anecdotal evidence supports these claims, there is some recent scientific literature behind sport stacking. The purpose of this paper is to examine recent developments in the science behind sport stacking. Specifically, this paper will explore five recent research papers that have studied the effects of sport stacking. The research suggests that some of the claims made by sport stacking manufacturers are accurate.

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IAHPERD Journal, 35(2), 21-22.
Language: English
Date: 2006
sport stacking, cup stacking, hand-eye coordination, reaction time, bilateral proficiency

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